Eimeria hoffmeisteri Levine, Ivens &
Type host: Spermophilus spilosoma.
Type locality: Central America: Mexico, 7 mi. N of
de Romos, Aguascalientes.
Other localities: Central America: Mexico,
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: subspheroid;
wall thickness: 1; layers: 1;
outer layer colour: colourless to pale yellow; outer layer texture: smooth;
micropyle: absent; OR: sometimes present; OR characteristics: absent or composed of
a few homogenous bodies; OR L x W: not given; PG: present; number of PGs: 1-2; PG
shape: not given; PG L x W: not given; size: 17.7 x 16.1 (15-20 x 13-18); L/W ratio:
1.1 (1.0-1.2). Distinctive features of oocyst: none.
Description of sporocysts and sporozoites:
shape: elongate ovoid; size:
11.5 x 6.0; SB: absent or inconspicuous; SB characteristics: not given; SSB: absent;
PSB: absent; SR: present; SR characteristics: a large amount of finely granular
material; SR size: not given; SP: lay either at the end of the sporocysts or
somewhat longitudinally. Distinctive features of sporocyst: none.
Remarks: This species has been observed only in
spilosoma (Levine et al., 1958;
Ivens et al., 1959).
References: Levine et al. (1958); Ivens et al.